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Police patrols stepped up to tackle poachers travelling into North Yorkshire

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Officers on anti-poaching patrols located four 4×4 vehicles reportedly traveling in a convoy near Pateley Bridge at about 6pm on Sunday 10 January 2021. None of the occupants could provide a reasonable excuse for their presence, and all were issued with fixed penalty notices for breaching COVID-19 regulations. In a separate incident the previous day, […]

Dales quad bike thieves foiled by vehicle tracker

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At about 2.30am yesterday, Wednesday 16 December 2020, a farmer in the Craven district, near Gargrave, received an alert that his quad bike was being moved. He called North Yorkshire Police on 999, and officers made towards the remote location immediately. When they arrived, the suspects had fled over fields into the darkness. However, they […]

Volunteers lend their support to police rural crime clampdown

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Dozens of officers and PCSOs deployed for widespread patrols in the northern and central parts of the county last night, as part of Operation Checkpoint – a major clampdown on rural crime. The operation kept the pressure up on suspected poachers, with several being stopped, checked, and warned about their behaviour. North Yorkshire Police’s Rural […]

Stolen quad bike recovered within minutes by police in North Yorkshire, and suspect arrested

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The quad bike will be returned to its rightful owners, and the man remains in custody, where he is also being investigated for a number of other non-residential burglaries. Police have warned that quad bike thieves entering North Yorkshire will face an “immediate and robust” response to their offending. Just after 1.50am today, Monday 30 November […]